A Good Life…

...that's the plan.

What would like from the day? Careful now, your answer may define you. Wealth? Health? New job? Relationship? Reconciliation? Healing? Vacation? Time off? Relief? There would be as many answers as the people we know. God wants us to have a good life, as defined by Him. Honest. True. Holy. Loving. Forgiving. Caring. Helping. Serving. […]

God Only Knows…

...where are we headed?

Perhaps this is primarily an American question about the future in times of unpredictable uncertainty. Where are we headed? Bold words do not calm a bold world. Silence in turmoil is not a recipe for peace.  Perhaps other nations affected by this are wondering in the same way. God only knows what to make of […]

End of the World?

...not as I see it.

Some theologians are suggesting that the end of the world is near. I do believe that we are a day closer to the return of Jesus. He said pretty clearly that we will not know the exact day of His return, but that we will see the signs. So I’m not with these folks who […]

Women…

...you gotta love 'em.

The women of the world give evidence of the presence of God. As I accept the Biblical account of creation, women are unquestionably essential to all there is. God reckoned right from the beginning that it all needed women. I agree. The women in my life have made my life complete. I attended a Women’s […]

Tarzan Christianity…

...as conveyed by Duffy Robbins

Carolyn and I made it to Ocean Grove today for worship. Dr. Duffy Robbins from Eastern University, St. Davids, PA gave the message about Tarzan Christianity. In his interesting style he communicated John 15:1-11. It’s about vines and branches, hence the Tarzan reference. I will not attempt to restate his message here. Perhaps the Ocean […]

Music for the Soul.

How's yours?

Today is the Alumni Gathering and Grand Finale Festival of the great Star Lake Musicamp @ 7 PM. We may be going. It’s a grand affair and worthy of attention. I’m not sure if they will be streaming or not. It would be worth your time to find out and take advantage of it. The […]

Solutions…

...not problems.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been a solution oriented person. As situations present themselves, I find it more effective to approach the solution to a problem than to find fault, assess blame and commiserate. Now, of course, part of the solution is to sort out the dynamics of the problem and recognize where the […]

Presence of God

...10 reasons He's here.

The omnipresent God is with us. Here’s how you know: We haven’t self-destructed in spite of wars ecology self-centeredness political polarization The sun came up this morning There’s hope in the day We are free to love each other We are free to forgive His Spirit gives us peace in the midst of confusion His […]

Worship the Lord…

...in the beauty of holiness.

Psalm 29:2 (NIV2011) 2  Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness. This is a great idea for today and every day. Will our lives be worship to the Lord? We can when it is in the beauty of holiness. It won’t be found in […]

Traditions…

...can provide some comfort.

We have our traditions. They go beyond habits and take on a more substantial standing in our lives. Often, they are the things we do that we like, so we repeat them to our comfort. They can be annual experiences, like going to a special place every summer or engaging in a special practice at […]